Our Story

The festival aims to celebrate the outstanding musical theatre talent evident in Launceston, by offering a multi-day program of masterclasses, workshops, and performance opportunities for locals, intrastate and interstate visitors.
The Australian Musical Theatre Festival began in 2019 as a four-day event and was formed to establish an annual participatory cultural event in Launceston in the low tourism season.

Our purpose is to:

  • Hold an annual festival that brings together practitioners of musical theatre to celebrate their participation and encourages the development and nurturing of musical theatre;
  • Foster the development of theatre and music throughout Australia;
  • Encourage teaching, learning and skill improvement in theatre and music;
  • Use musical theatre to encourage cultural and community development;
  • Encourage disability access to musical theatre both through artistic involvement and audience accessibility;
  • Encourage new audience development in this art form and;
  • Celebrate the culture and community of Launceston and surrounds and encourage visitation to and around Tasmania through musical theatre participation.

Ready to experience the magic of the 2023 Australian Musical Theatre Festival?